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About prayer and learning to pray


Each issue of Interpreter this year will include books and other resources produced by The Upper Room ( related to the prayer practice featured. Additional resources will be included at the "Teach Us to Pray" website,

Learning to Pray—Part 1: Baby Steps, online course led by the Rev. Tom Albin, Jan. 14-Feb. 15,

The Guide to Prayer series offers a pattern for daily prayer and Scripture reading along with themed "Readings for Reflection" and outlines for personal retreats.

  • A Guide to Prayer for All God's People, Bishop Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck.
  • A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants, Job and Shawchuck.
  • A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God, Job and Shawchuck

Children and Prayer: A Shared Pilgrimage, Betty Shannon Cloyd: Help for parents who want to develop a life of prayer and spiritual awareness in their homes.

Creating a Life with God, Daniel Wolpert.

Dimensions of Prayer: Cultivating a Relationship with God, Douglas V. Steere.

Lord Teach Us to Pray: A Study of Personal Prayer, Margie Burger.

Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments, compiled and edited by Mary Lou Redding: Prayers written by staff members of The Upper Room, the General Board of Discipleship and Africa Upper Room.

Praying in the Messiness of Life: 7 Ways to Renew Your Relationship with God, Linda Douty: Incorporate prayer in your daily life as it is, rather than trying to find more time to pray.

Talking in the Dark: Praying When Life Doesn't Make Sense, Steve Harper: Confront your problems with prayer.

Teach Me to Pray, W. E. Sangster.